3 Reasons Why Liverpool Should Build A New Stadium

By on October 8, 2011

Since John W. Henry and his FSG replaced Hicks and Gillet as Liverpool owners, the stadium question was something that was brought back into the light.

We all remember when George Gillet promised that works for the new stadium will begin in the next 60 days. It has been four years since then, and Liverpool are still at Anfield, with the stadium question being forgotten amid of all the boardroom battles that came later. Now that Liverpool is in safe hands once again, the stadium question has suddenly become a very popular topic.

FSG made no secret that they would prefer rebuilding and upraging Anfield, instead of building a new stadium at Stanley Park. With recent comments from the Liverpool City Council, it has become obvious that FSG will have to abandon their idea of rebuilding Anfield and will have to build a new stadium. With that in mind, I have taken out a few positives about building a new stadium.

1.Costs of building

Although this is the main obstacle at building a new stadium, there is always the option of selling the naming rights of the stadium. Tom Werner stated that a new stadium would cost around 300 million pounds. If Liverpool could find a partner ready to pay at least half of that price, building a new stadium could become a cheaper option that refurbishing Anfield.

2.New facilities

Corporate boxes are a good way to get into the money business. The more corporate boxes, the more money you earn. Liverpool should look at Arsenal as example. Emirates Stadium has a lot more corporate boxes that Anfield, therefor allowing Arsenal to earn much more money on matchday than any of their rivals. New seats, restaurants and buildings can only help Liverpool get more people to go to games.

3.Atmosphere

Liverpool fans are known as the loudest in the world. Many fans are worried that, if we leave Anfield, the atmosphere will become worse. But if we have a bigger stadium, we can get more fans into it. That means that the atmosphere can only get better. After all, it´s the fans that make the noise, not the stadium.

Altough it hurts to admit, Anfield is not big or modern enough for Liverpool to compete with their rivals. If Liverpool want to get back to the top, a new stadium is a must. The only problem is, what would happen to Anfield if Liverpool move. Hopefully, it will be kept as a museum of football, and not demolished as some reports suggest.

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6 Comments

  1. Tgan

    October 8, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Building a new stadium is a lot cheaper business wise, yet it would be hard to leave Anfield. Standard Chartered are said to be very keen to do a deal with Liverpool, we could actually do very well financially from a brand new stadium too. FSG will make the right decision for Liverpool!!!!

  2. Carrard

    October 8, 2011 at 11:46 am

    these reasons are rubbish:
    1. It is not sure, that extending Anfield would cost more than £150m.
    2. If Anfield is extended, there will for sure be a lot more corporate boxes than now. There were plans of rebuilding two stands completely new, so that would mean more boxes there.
    3. Rebuilding would also mean having a bigger stadium, which makes this point useless.

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  4. Akash@Superstarfc

    October 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    we can leave anfield… liverpool can seperate from anfield bcos this is our home………PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  5. David hammond

    October 8, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Think this is great news…. 70,000 plus people in the new ground…. I’ll be a long last getting a season ticket :-)…. I can watch my team play…. We need 2 move forward … Think bigger think better… We are not just a club … LFC IS A FAMLEY…. we are being left behind the other big clubs… A new kop 18000-20000 people 🙂 happy days …

  6. Kritix

    October 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Carrard, don’t a kid man. Y’all know we need a new, bigger and modern stadium. We are lagging behind financialy, while man.u, chelsea n arsenal move foward. Even though anfield is legendary, we need to let go off the past and hold on to smth reasonable. If we leave our houses 4 beta ones, i don’t knw why changing stadium is a bad idea.

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